Long Sought For Pond, MA


Long Sought For Pond

Town(s): Westford MA
County: Middlesex

Size: 105 acres
Average Depth: 12 feet
Maximum Depth: 26 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

Long Sought For Pond’s clean, spring-fed water has made it a favorite with area residents who are in the know about one of Westford’s best-kept secrets. The pond covers 105 acres and is more than 30 feet deep at its center. The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife stocks the pond with trout in the spring and fall. The pond is experiencing some milfoil infestations lately, especially on the eastern end. Most of the shoreline is moderately developed with year-round homes, mostly along the west shore. A campground was formally along the north end but is now “Summer Village at the Pond”, a gated community featuring 275 new construction seasonal cottages, waterfront activities, pools, sports courts, community buildings and pastimes planned by an on-site recreation director.

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum)

Fishing Comments: Popular trout fishing...pond is stocked every spring.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Black Crappie, Carp, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Bluegill

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: Access of Rt 40 / Groton Road at south end of pond.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Route 3 to exit 33 (Route 40W), 4 miles to pond on right
Shoreline Development: 50-75%